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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- March 23, 2012
March 23, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday March 23, 2012

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Costa del Sol in English from Friday March 23rd until Thursday March 29th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
The Vow

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Mirror Mirror
John Carter
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Mirror Mirror
War Horse
The Artist
Red Lights

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Daylight savings on Sunday!

Daylight savings time is here and it's time to push your clocks forward one hour on Saturday before you go to bed (umless you go to bed very late on Sunday morning). The official time changes at 1:00am on Sunday March 25th moving clocks ahead to 2:00am. One less hour of sleep, but imagine that extra evening sun we will have that makes us feel like it's summer!

DID YOU KNOW?: Daylight Saving Time was conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784.

* La Latina Baby School

We have some very nice reviews for La Latina Baby School. This is a bilingual (Spanish-English) playschool for children as young as 3 months to four years old. This school is an ideal place for children to establish their first links to the world, outside of the family, where they can grow, mature and learn.

TIP: They have one of the longest summer programs in town - July AND August from 10am to 5pm! Click here to read more...

* Ideal Furniture Spain

With weather like this it's time to think about spending more time outdoors. We have been looking around for patio furniture and found a wide variety of styles and prices at Ideal Furniture Spain. Take a look at their website and you will see that there really is something for everyone.

TIP: If you just can't buy online, then pop into their store in the Poligono Industrial in San Pedro in front of the Guarnieri BMW showroom. Click here to read more...

* Easter events

Easter is right around the corner and we have been gathering some new events on the site. If you have an event to promote or know of a fun place to go Easter egg hunting or just spend a nice Easter afternoon, send us the details. Our readers will appreciate it! Click here to read more...

* The Multisports Club

Have the kids burn off some energy in the morning and make new friends at The Multisports Club Easter camp held Monday to Friday for two weeks from April 2 to April 13.

Or pop in over the weekend with the whole family to enjoy their Bouncy Castle weekend fun from Friday to Monday. Just 4 euro per hour...yes, per HOUR! No better deal in town than this, folks. It costs 5 euro for just 5 minutes for the jumping elastic bands in Puerto Banús. Click here to read more...

* Dog kennels

One of our readers asks, “Hi does anybody know of a really good dog minder near estepona/ san pedro who keeps the dogs in their homes rather than kennels? Thanks”

We have had a few good answers for this one, so take a look if you are also looking to board your dog somewhere over the Easter break. If you have a good kennel to recommend, please let us know or comment in the link below. Leaving your pet in a good hands is a priority and our readers will appreciate knowing where to go and someone you trust. Click here to read more...

* Easter egg hunt in Coin

If you live further inland, you will want to know about the Easter egg hunt in Coin organized by Kidz Inland. This event is taking place on Sunday, April 8th from 12:30pm until 4:30pm. Picnic, Easter egg decorating workshop, trail walk and more awaits you on this fun family day out. Click here to read more...

* Puerto Banus boat fair

If you are in Marbella from April 5 to 9, pop into the Puerto Banus boat fair where you can gaze at (or buy and test run) 100 different second hand boats ranging from 17 to 84 feet long. Click here to read more…

* Easter golf camp

La Quinta Golf Academy is offering one hour, 3-day or week long golf programs for kids and adults during the Easter break. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Easter processions

Easter in Spain is celebrated a bit differently than many of us are used to at home and their Easter processions are something quite spectacular to witness. The processions are held all throughout the week and consist of "tronos" (thrones that are as big as floats) which can weigh more than 5,000 kilos.

We have translated and posted the schedule of events for the processions in Marbella and San Pedro, so take a look at it if you don’t want to miss out. Click here to read more…

* Joanne’s babysitting services

Joanne has lived on the Costa del Sol for 10 years and has been a nanny for many different families and worked as a kindergarden teacher in two nurseries. She has had lots of experience also in babysitting for countless families and is a mum to two young kids herself.

If you are looking for a helping hand during the Easter break, give Joanna a call. Click here to read more…

* Salidas Abiertas – Nature walks

Marbella Town Hall organizes walks through nature reserves, parks, mountains and other outdoor areas in Andalusia at very reasonable prices called Salidas Abiertas.

This is a great way to discover the nature that exists along the Costa del Sol and Andalusia as well as a wonderful opportunity to meet locals and practice your Spanish.

The next walk is this Sunday April 1st to Sierra Blanca - La Concha (Marbella’s famous landmark mountain). This is an advanced 14km walk and costs only 6 euro. If you are interested in this walk, you must register the week before the walk (March 26 -29).

TIP 1: If you are interested in walking the famous Camino de Santiago, you may want to mark your calendar for the registration date. This is a very special walk and may fill up quickly. Click here to read more…

* Fuerte Nagueles Easter camp

The Fuerte Nagueles Marbella Easter camp 2012 takes place from Monday April 2 to Wednesday April 4 during Semana Santa (Holy Week) for children aged 6 to 14 at Parque Fuerte Nagueles in Marbella. They offer both a day camp and an overnight one.Click here to read more…

* Marbella Easter camps

There are lots of things to do in Marbella over the Easter holidays, but sometimes you need a few hours in the day to get things done. Keep the kids busy with an Easter camp to burn some energy, get outdoors and make some friends.

If you have an Easter camp, or know of one, please tell us and we can add it to our growing list. Or, check out the ones we already have listed and watch this space for more. Click here to read more…

* Wizard of Oz musical

Take the kids out for a very special evening next week to the production of the musical of The Wizard of Oz performed by Danzart at Laude San Pedro International School on Wednesday and Thursday evening at 7:00pm. This is a performance that can be enjoyed by all ages. Children’s tickets are only 1 euro! Click here to read more…

* Treehouse for sale

Anyone interested in buying a secondhand tree house for the kids? Luckily in Marbella this is a purchase you can use year round. Click on the link to see a couple of images and more details. Click here to read more…

* Calendar of Events

Be sure to go to our Calendar of Events page from time to time. Often times we receive information on events held by the Marbella town hall or local businesses only a few days before the event. As soon as we receive any information we try and post them as soon as possible on our events calendar or make announcements on Facebook and Twitter to get the word out there as soon as we can.

Unfortunately, events that take place on the weekend are announced in our newsletter on Fridays giving you only a day or two’s notice. So, come browse our Calendar of Events or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out what’s happening even further in advance. Click here to read more…

* Paying traffic fines

One of our readers asks, “I am selling my car and it has come up that I have an outstanding fine to pay from 2008. Can you tell me how and where I can pay this I live in Estepona”

We’ve got some answers, so take a look if you also need to get yourself out of this jam. If you have some recommendations of your own or an experience you would like to share, tell us about it! Click here to read more…

* Site Updates

Visit our Site Updates page from time to time for even more information on what is new on our website. We have so many new postings we can’t possibly fit them all in our newsletter. Click here to read more…

* Marbella history

Read our condensed version of the history of Marbella before you head out on your trip. Or maybe you live here and never knew about our glorious city’s history. Did you know that Marbella used to be called Salduba? Read on for more interesting facts about Marbella. Click here to read more…

* Saturday morning dogwalk

Here is another way to get to know the beautiful nature that Marbella has to offer as well as meet other dog lovers! Take a Saturday morning hike with the team from Triple A dog shelter through the mountains behind La Cañada shopping center. This is lovely territory to discover and you don’t even need a dog to join in the fun. Click here to read more…

* Advertise on Marbella Family Fun

Interested in advertising your business or posting an event on Marbella Family Fun? Simply upload your information for FREE. However, if you are looking for even more exposure contact us and we can discuss all of our advertising packages with you.

We would like to inform you that as of April 1st, we are increasing our prices, so let us know before March 31st to take advantage of our low offers. This is the last week, so hurry! Click here to see our listing prices…

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Thank you... and see you next Friday.
Zoriana - Marbella Family Fun

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